Arthur | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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ArthurArthur
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Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
hillfarmstead.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Arthur (1922-2005) was our grandfather’s youngest brother; Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to him and his 13 siblings. In his honor, this Saison is crafted from American malted barley, American and European hops, our distinctive farmhouse yeast and water from our well. Unfiltered and naturally carbonated, this is the ale that I dream to have shared with Arthur.

Added by kingcrowing on 10-03-2010

BEER STATS
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#313
Reviews:
264
Ratings:
1,945
pDev:
7.55%
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Caught between the rusticity of traditional Belgian farmhouse ale and the popular norther German sour ale, the brewers at Hill Farmstead rely on both groupings of flavor to honor the men who held the farm before them.

Arthur pours with a surprisingly clear light golden color. A spritzy froth pulls from the ale and crowns the rim with a loosely knit, long lasting froth. The striking scent of white wine, cider and citrus align on the nose with a mild backdrop of cork, cellar and grain. Soft sweetness greets the tongue with a sense of pulled candy, sourdough and a crisp cereal character.

The real magic happens as the ale blossoms on the middle palate. Its sweetness drifts away and the multitude of yeasty nuances begin to shine. Citrus flavors of lemon and under ripened orange begin to fuse with a juicier melon and pear medley. Cider follows with the crispness of green apple in a dry french cider kind of way. White grape trends racy and crisp with a mineral snappiness late on the palate that balances to even keel perfection with the hop composition of hay, pepper and grassiness. A sharp grapefruit and vinous spice finish has the beer straddling the wine and ale separation.

Medium light on the palate, the beer's residual malts trend lightly starchy and of whole wheat. But the work of hop resins, playful acidity and yeast spices all lighten the impression of taste and texture to allow a fast finish of impeccable drinkability, refreshment and cleanliness. A quick aftertaste leaves a tart, cidery and soft doughy taste resonating briefly afterwards.

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Shared with brother-in-law over Thanksgiving break. Well-made but sours are just not my style

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Holy shit is the only description that fits this beer. I love saisons, but this is just so well put together. It was so light and refreshing with the perfect amount of tart funk. I could drink this all day. It's absolutely phenomenal.

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Arthur from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 1,945 ratings
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